No. 1 Kansas Tops No. 4 Providence, Advances to 1st Elite Eight Since 2018

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The discontinuance-seeded Kansas Jayhawks refrained from turning into the third No. 1 seed to be eliminated in the Candy 16 by defeating the fourth-seeded Providence Friars 66-61 on Friday on the United Heart in Chicago. 

Kansas earned a predicament in the Candy 16 by beating Texas Southern and Creighton. The Jayhawks had been coming off a laborious-fought battle against Creighton, and that momentum carried over against the Friars. 

Sooner than Friday, the Jayhawks hadn’t reached the Elite Eight since they did so in motivate-to-motivate seasons between 2016-17 and 2017-18. They have not won the title for the explanation that 2007-08 season, nevertheless with groups relish Gonzaga, Arizona, Kentucky and Baylor already eliminated, anything can happen. In spite of all the pieces, it is miles March Madness. 

Significant Performers

Jalen Wilson, Kansas: 16 PTS, 11 REB, 1 STL

Al Durham, Providence: 21 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL

Remy Martin, Kansas: 23 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST

Noah Horchler, Providence: 10 PTS, 9 REB

Christian Braun, Kansas: 6 PTS, 10 REB, 2 AST

What’s Subsequent?

The Jayhawks will switch on to face No. 10 Miami or No. 11 Iowa Converse. 

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